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The importance of Peer Support May 18

Continuing Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme of ‘relationships’, we spoke to Charlie Wright, a Peer Supporter in Lambeth who often watches the positive impact that forming good relationships can have on people. Here, he shares his experiences working with Barry. Originally from New Zealand, Barry moved to England in the 1970s with his father, […]

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Keeping London Connected May 03

Today is a wonderful milestone in Certitude’s history. After 25 years of supporting people across London, we’re launching our first ever fundraising campaign to fight social isolation. Please donate to our JustGiving page, or click on Fundraise to take on your own challenge to support our campaign.     Recent research has shown that being lonely […]

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Come and “Cut a Rug” at the Portico Gallery – everyone invited! Apr 28

It’s all going on at The Portico Gallery in West Norwood on Friday May 13th, when Certitude hosts its next acoustic Cut a Rug night. This lively event is designed to be inclusive to all parts of the local community, and the line up of talented acts – including south London four-piece After Alice, popular […]

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World Down’s Syndrome Day: Becky and Kim Mar 21

This year, World Down’s Syndrome Day is focusing on the friendships and communities that develop around people with Down’s Syndrome. Kim, House Manager talks about her experience of “My Friends, My Community” with her daughter Becky, who is 26 next month. Becky is very sociable and lives in a house with 4 of her closest friends in […]

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World Down’s Syndrome Day: Luke and Anne Mar 21

This year, World Down’s Syndrome Day is focusing on the friendships and communities that develop around people with Down’s Syndrome. Anne, Service Manager talks about her experience of “My Friends, My Community” with her son Luke, who is 19 years old. Luke was in mainstream education until he was 16 and, whilst he was ably catered-for academically, the […]

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Certitude Satisfaction Survey 2015 Jan 19

The results are in… We are delighted to share the results of Certitude’s 2015 Satisfaction Survey for people we support, their families and carers. In total, 1,400 surveys were sent out with 505 responses received – this is a return rate of 36%, a great improvement on the 14%response rate to our last survey in […]

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Glitz, Glamour and Great People Nov 23

The 2015 Michael Rosen Awards celebrates outstanding contributions across Certitude. Over 200 people attended this year’s glittering Michael Rosen Awards, which took place in the stunning banqueting suite at Lord’s Cricket Ground, London on Wednesday 18th November. The awards celebrate people within Certitude who “go the extra mile” to make a difference to people supported […]

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Richmond announcement Oct 13

Certitude is delighted to announce that it has been chosen by the London Borough of Richmond to provide a range of supported living and residential support for people with learning disabilities living in Richmond. The contract will commence early in 2016 and includes some long standing services as well a number of new services designed […]

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Dignity through peer support Oct 09

This year, World Mental Health Day will raise awareness around what can be done to ensure that people with mental health support needs are able to live with dignity. Estimations currently show that that only a quarter of people with mental health support needs in the UK seek and receive ongoing treatment, leaving the majority […]

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Topman fundraising Sep 07

This summer, Topman helped us with a spot of gardening. We think that their interview with Sam, our Community Fundraiser highlights the multiple rewards and benefits of working with us. If you would also like to get involved through fundraising or volunteering, or would consider becoming a corporate partner, please contact Sam.Mason@certitude.org.uk. We look forward to hearing from […]

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